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Jan 19, 2014 11:50am EST
of north carolina. and we could have chosen to go down a path of continued tax increases and fund the state's addiction to spending but we didn't. we held the line against any new taxes and held the spending to a level below fiscal year 2008, six years ago. we could have let state government grow even while the private sector shrank but we didn't. today, there are 6,000 fewer state employees than when i took office four years ago. but, there are more than 155,000 new private sector employees. we've improved our business climate. and today by every measure, business confidence in new jersey is up. in fact, one national magazine ranked new jersey among the top five states with the most improved business climates in america. it's no accident how we got to this place today no accident at all. we chose, we chose the way. in this new year and the next four years, we need to build on this momentum by creating a new attitude. we need to create an attitude of choice. attitude of choice is not about choosing everything. it's not about saying yes to everyone. it is about us setting our priorities and
Jan 14, 2014 5:30pm PST
in the city and a entertain our businesses as and transform from a payroll tax to another tax system and low encourage job creation. he will be asked to step out of the traditional you've got to get it done and how do we help you do get under and city maintain and create jobs in the city. i'm here to say thank you jose to really let everybody you know how appreciative i've been 0 o and lucky to have you as a leader in our financial literacy captain. ooip i've been lucky to inherit a movement gavin was there before me and a visionary and i still get his council as he goes across california doing great things in education. gavin i say thank you that f in your new really as lieutenant governor everything we've accomplished we get a national and state audience because of the work you've done. with that our visiony and former mayor now lieutenant governor gavin newsom. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. obviously, we have the same speech writer i have nothing else to say about jose wonderful work and thank you for covering the base is. i ran over to college and wondered what happened to terminate lim
Jan 19, 2014 10:00pm EST
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Jan 20, 2014 7:30pm EST
. ♪ >>> fed up with crime, poor schools and a loss of tax revenues. some residents outside of rat on the rouge, louisiana want to create a new city. they hope to incorporate. they want their own school district and control of the sales tax revenue from the huge mall of louisiana that sits in what would become st. george. but opponents argue that the two are better together, and should work together to fix problems. making the area a poster child for sim situations that are playing out in america. what will it mean if st. george incorporates to create louisiana's fifth larger city. we have seen this playing out online. but tonight people on both sides are really coming together for the first time. >> they are coming together, but as you mention, this is a very polarizing discussion. we have chris on facebook . . . and as you can imagine, on the flip side, john says . . . and from our community on twitter . . . some harsh language. >> indeed. here to discussal of this in our google plus hangover is the spokesperson to incorporate the city of st. george, also a woman opposed to the decision, and
FOX Business
Jan 19, 2014 2:00am EST
want it to. right? >> of course. obamacare increases or raises taxes 20 times on small business owners. or 20 dferent taxes that are new or increased. as steve alluded to, you have to ask yourself since small business are the primary engine of job growth in the country, why are so many people not even in the labor force anymore? this is the lowest participation rate since the depression. the president doesn't care. he is only interested in getting in the law, even if he has to lie about it for years to get it passed. >> that is an excellent point. we have are always talking about job and concerned about the job growth. everybody agrees on that. it's the small business where the new jobs are created. >> in past recovers, small busisinesses in the first year of a recovery will create something like three-quarters of the new jobs. as steve forbes points out they have been missing in action in the recovery so we have unemployment rate around 7.5% and the abysmal job participation record. the president is on the record for saying the election is about punishing your friends and rewarding --
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm EST
in the white house. is it even worth praying for some pro-growth policies. >>> and a tax shocker from the irs, this year, loads of new taxes, reduced deductions, more about to slam millions of americans consumers and businesses. the question is, could these new taxes have something to do with our sluggish stock market so far this new year? all those stories, much more coming up on "the kudlow report", beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. we're live at 7:00 p.m. eastern and 4:00 p.m. pacific. insurance companies starting to wear that i options in response to the shockingly bad enrollment numbers. the total number still 5 million short of the administration's goal. only 11% are people who were previously uninsured. the numbers are so bad that insurance companies will have to raise their premiums or pull out of the program all together. here's what the aetna ceo had to say to cnbc this morning? >> may 15th we have to submit rates for 2015. will we get beat up because they are double digit or just have to pull out of the program. those questions can't be answered unt
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Jan 15, 2014 6:00pm EST
to the obamacare version to work. gerri: apparently oregon officials are now asking for a federal tax credit for people who can go online. this is laughable at this point, isn't it? >> i just saw that before i came over here to do the show. i ought to write something about that because it goes exactly to the heart of what is wrong with the whole thing. if you had simply, commerce had simply pass a basic straightforward tax credit and the said two people go to the insurer, go to the health insurance and will put in a provision that says if you sign a form and they send it into the treasury you will get the tax credit paid in advance if you don't have to fund the money, which we do already in some areas, this can be up and running two years ago and everybody could have gotten in on the health insurance. gerri: no solutions already up and running and doing quite well. thank you for coming on, great stuff. although not a successful health plan yet. thank you. we have more to come this hour including what you can do to not get sick while sitting on the airplane sitting with a bunch of sick people
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Jan 14, 2014 11:00pm EST
with a lot of that money. >> i think that's a little ridiculous. taxes are collected at the local and state level go for local and state roads. taxes that are collected for tolls go to maintain the toll roads. at $40 million, i am very proud. neil: get ready, welcome, everyone, maybe it was the way that he pitched in another tax hike that just made a snap. fixing the roads and briddes is only right. i said to the good secretary know, that is not right. not much you can fully account for the funds that we have already given you. local, federal, you name it. as you can see here, he can't. >> the highway trust fund is diminished. we wll be out of money. we need people to step up and provide some leadership and come up with the money. that is what we have always done in america. >> okay, ring a bell? is it is the exact same argument i had with the democratic senator who wanted to raise the gas tax even more from 18.4 cents now. >> so you are talking about doubling the gas tax and acting like it's no big deal? >> i didn't say itwas not a big deal. >> that americans want to know. how can you guar
Jan 22, 2014 8:30am PST
as well for the idea of a sugary beverage tax and urge the board of education to support the idea as well. research has proven a link between consumption of sugary beverages have increased diabetes and obesities, and they are a major contributor to these twin epidemics, and sadly it is the greatest among the minority and the lower income families, 17 tea spoons of sugar in one average, 22 ounce soda, this is 17 tea spoons of sugar tha, is a lot. the cost to our hel and this to the city are huge, tens of millions of dollars in health related costs for san francisco. and i don't think that we can sit by any longer, really. and i am proud that my supervisor scott weiner is pursuing ways to reduce consumption by proposing this ten cents per ounce tax and i am happy to hear that this could lead to 31 million per year that will go towards hel and this nutrition and programs for our city. and that just makes sense. and many public health advocacy groups endorse the tax as well, such as hospital groups and the american heart association, and others. we need to take steps now to reduce consumption
Jan 16, 2014 7:00pm EST
refund or your withholding, so you would have to structure the way you pay your taxes in a particular way to benefit from the fact that the irs can't put a lien on your assets. you certainly can do it, and that was the toothlessness of the individual mandate, those provisions were put in there, because the individual mandate was so controversial, and remember for some it's been delayed for a year. i think the individual mandate seasonal on people's radar right now, because it won't be enforced until you file your taxes in 2015 for the 2014 tax year. >> right. >> so that's when all that -- >> so in effect there is no individual mandate right now? >> people don't realize. >> you have to wait another saul year. >> and it's still a lot of money. 1% of your adjusted gross income is a real amount of money for most people. if you're making $30,000, that's -- >> no, i agree. >> remember, that money accrues every year. that starts to become a pretty big chunk of change. i think people will start to get letters from the irs. it will probably be a letter say, do you know you owe this amount and we e
Jan 15, 2014 5:00am EST
. that means you have got to of confidence in the rule of law, confidence and tax rates -- if you are a medical company right now am a pharmaceutical company, if you are owning hospitals -- how are you going to plan when the rules in obamacare keep changing month by month? hard to plan and hard to invest. we need to fix those factors. >> let me mention one quick thing. what we really want from our monetary authorities is rules. what are the roles? so not everybody is trying to guess what the fed is trying to do next. ,f there were clear-cut rules then all of this guesswork -- you create an environment of certainty and that leads to more investment. here.'s go back over i have a question with regard to the regional findings. georgiaioned that in economic freedom was advancing and at the same time there is a mention in the report that georgia is suffering from developments and economic freedom was in danger. what are your thoughts on this? and on the region in general? when you talk about the eurasian region in general, you do mean russia. itself, as you were talking, i was looking up on our shee
Jan 20, 2014 6:30am PST
and not generate money only the san franciscans can generate a tax. so we identified was it would cost us to develop and run an 18 month pilot about some thousands of dollars and we expect the dollar per day finger >> (inaudible). >> no. >> and (inaudible). >> we don't have - >> (inaudible). >> if you want to use our bus stops you have to be part of the permit program and once that's in place you have to be permitted to be part of the program. >> (inaudible). >> how much money are are we talking about and again, it's not going into the general fund to pay for administrator and $1.15 million to be the one hundred thousand figure is the afternoon for companies some are larger and small but the one-hundred 5 million will pay for the costs of a.d. administering the program. >> so did you commuter buses on - >> so the buzz the question is what's the impact been on muni services. their large vehicles and those who have ripened muni experience this we hear it from our operators sometimes those buses are delaying muni for getting to a stop to unload passengers so they dwell longer at th
Jan 15, 2014 8:00am PST
you. >> all right. in support of a sugarry beverage tax, whereas the beverages sweetened contain empty calories as designed by the usdepartment of agriculture and whereas the board of supervisors defines it as a drink with 25 or more calories a serving has added sweeteners and whereas sugarry beverages although they can contain hundreds of calories in a serving do not signal fullness to the brain, and show that the beverages flood the liver, and this sugar rush leads to fat deposits that causes serious health problems. whereas sugary beverages represent 11 percent of daily calorieed consumed by children in the united states. and a recent survey found that california teenagers are consuming more sugary befrage and whereas since 1980, obesity among children has tripled nationwide and 2010, a third of children in san francisco were obese or overweight and whereas every additional beverage increases a child's risk of obesity by 6 percent and one or two a day increases the risk of diabetes by 26 percent and whereas one in three children, born today will develop, diabetes if the consumption
Jan 19, 2014 10:30am PST
in school. and while the concept of using the revenues from the tax to be used to support the child nutrition and the activity and programs is a great idea, and i of course, i am sure with all of the rest of you look forward to the day where we don't have to rely on the sin, taxes and we have all of the money that we need to take care of our kids every day. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners, superintendent carranza and of course our youth delegates. my name is walton and we come to speak as a parent and as a youth advocate and as someone who works and spends a great deal with the youth here in san francisco and we have heard a lot of conversation with the health disparity and diabetes and strokes and some of the disease and some of the health issues that are caused by obesity that are caused by soda and sugary beverage and of course, a lot of our populations suffer from most of these health disparities and i really came to together, not only about the health disparities but also about the opportunity that this is going to be and how this is going to actually effect the di
Jan 22, 2014 8:00am PST
calculated that even a 1 percent ounce tax on beverage kaos cut the consumption by ten percent and core spounding reductions in the future indications of diabetes and obesity and heart disease as well as the cost of treating them and whereas the additional research has established that spending a collar on nutrition has saved $10 in future health costs and whereas the district supports programs that enhance the welfare of children and seeing the proper nutrition as a part of the environment and whereas the legislation proposed by scott weiner and supervisor eric mar will institute a tax on the beverages in san francisco and whereas the weiner mar proposal differ in significant ways and would adopt a two penny per ounce tax and under those proposals the tax revenues will be spent on the activities that increase the options for physical activitis for children in san francisco. therefore, be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district believes that if sugary beverage tax will decrease the consumption of the beverage and bring about a corresponding i
Jan 14, 2014 10:30pm EST
looking full-time, look at the wages and what they would get in terms of tax credit, does that place them above the poverty line and meet the basic promise that you should not have to raise your $10.10 doespoverty? achieve that promise. just discussing with economists, maybe some of us wanted to go to $10.75 which was the high point but as jason said, we wanted to get above the line that would be above the poverty line. we felt it was something that we could do. it is something that would be doable. too75 might be a little high so we were trying to think about the votes and how they would come. ticket to above that line but it's not so high that businesses would revolt against it. i still think more and more businesses will come on board with this. add thatd just like to between 1968 and now, the productivity of the nation has doubled. we can afford that much more. in 1968, half of the low- wage workers did not have a high school degree and now it's around 20%. the workers at the bottom are far more educated, far more skilled, far more productive yet we areere struggling to get the wage b
Jan 15, 2014 2:30pm PST
. as shown this table four of page 30 of our report without sales tax the cost for vehicle for the sf mta would be $1 million 643. it would be more of a cost. we ask the department to explain that and as you've noted there is an attachment one on page two of our report which identifies each of the additional sf mta items that would be included and the cost for each and the sf mta has represented that the additional optional equipment is required to operate the buses more effectively. on that bases we have recommended that you proof -- approve this. supervisor mark farrell: colleagues, any questions? is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i would like to thank staff. we went through these items. from my perspective, putting a new fleet when we have an old fleet when we have an old deteriorating system. i will push that envelope when we can get rid of the buses and the obscene wires in our city and take care of that and do it in a climate friendly manner. i appreciate you doing that and hope that king county will give us a discount when we beat th
Jan 15, 2014 3:28pm PST
union participation, raise taxes on the top job creators and force employers to cut off hiring at 50 employees to avoid obama care mandates. how is that a recipe for job creation? >> well, first, s.e., the word "force" i heard at least four times -- >> tell me how it's not. >> it's not forcing. >> you want to raise the minimum wage -- >> the first raise in this country since 1945. raising minimum wage is good for the country, puts more money in the pockets of people. 65% of american people want to raise the minimum wage. most are not teenager, they're breadwinners. if you help them, you help the economy overall. a lot of employers will benefit from a higher minimum wage. empirical studies show that. this is not a matter of planning, this is what we've conin this country -- in fact, if we had a minimum wage as high as 1968 adjusted for inflation it would be $10.45 an hour. >> still forcing employers -- >> it's not forcing anything. >> governor pawlenty, what's your response to his plan? >> if you want to find out how do you grow job and provide jobs in this country, novel idea. out of
FOX Business
Jan 19, 2014 1:30am EST
people aren't getting involved. all the math is a massive implosion or massive tax hike. on who? i don't know, but it is a disaster. we can see it coming. >> what i love about you karlsson payne, week in week out, you can maintain this anger. >> that's why you got me in a cage this week. >> that would be my fault. >> there you go. how we arrange this seating pattern ission me. but sandra, what d you make of that, quite the legitimate fears a lot of folks have, the numbers aren't adding up, they're worried they're going to go astronomically high. >> this is a bailout, let's be clear in every sense of the word. people at home don't want to or have time to dig through the number, i'm trying to wrap my mind around this, but we are looking at if fact if the insureers underperform by 8% or more that the government then steps in and covers 80 pors of those costs and by the way, it's the other way around, too. if the insureers outporp by 8% or more,hey have to share 80% of the profit with them. this is a profit by any sense of the word. i can guarantee yothe left will come up to say this is no
Jan 15, 2014 8:30am PST
excited that we are here to support the tax for sugar sweetened beverages and i would like to always row model when i am in my classes so if the people have to purchase, the beverages >> excuse me. >> could you identify yourself for the record? >> okay, my name is sieta hices and i am a nutrition coordinator and i teach the staff wellness to para professional and teachers. and so i like to role model and make sure that we have our water with fruit in it to give the students and the staff an alternative right up front of what they can purchase or make at home with tap water and madrines and i am excited that we have gone really far with our resolution foods, and contract, and we have our ido and we are really setting up the environment for what we want to do with foods and this is one more step and in terms of the education component and impart that have 30 percent that is left from the department and i was thrilled today to walk in the door and have a young woman come up to me and say you don't remember me. but you taught me my first nutrition lesson and now, i am, part of the sh, the li
Jan 21, 2014 7:00pm EST
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Jan 19, 2014 5:55am EST
in the no child left behind bill. in march, governors provided congress with principles for tax reform. also offering concrete suggestions consistent and intertwined with the interest of the states and the federal government by working together. in may, governors laid a path forward and released the recommendation for the water resources development act. we urged congress to pass the act along with encouraging regular communications with governors and developing strategies that align available water resources with infrastructure needs. again, in may, we called on congress to uphold an existing law and restore the 15% set aside and the cash that is set aside for governors to create jobs, to spur economic growth, to grow family incomes, and to help get people back to work. that month, nga also fought for senate passage of the marketplace fairness act, which upholds the principles of federalism and levels the playing field between main street and e street. in june, governors reiterated the call for the secretary defense and congress to protect our national guard. we asked them to protect the g
Jan 21, 2014 7:00pm PST
week scrapped his tax the rich mantra in favor of tax breaks. his inability to meet the current losses to hire. how do you reverse the trends and narrow income inequality in today's world today in a false and depth of debate as the rich get richer with is to talk about it from davos me join charlie left its mark on co founder of europeans now. she's the author of we the peoples of europe susan george of anti globalization advocacy group. thank you for being with us and thanks as well to me shadow present the former head of communications for the world economic forum is in paris today and i mean not in the post below here but more about what it's like that. to at davos and dog from brussels business consultant sunny kapoor were managing director of the defined thank you for joining us. the falls and gets a date because join the conversation on facebook and twitter are asked act s two for today. this would start the show in davos with balls and gets markers carlson. marcus is income inequality on the false live in a four sets of three years now and forever yet that's going on at the hear
Jan 20, 2014 2:30pm PST
, that the sugary beverage tax with pull down, pulling 35 do 36 percent has a personal political agenda or works for the american beverage association. and the math just is not there and if we are going to be a data-driven district, we can't be only data driven when the data works the way that we want it to work, if it is inconvenient politically that the data tells what the data tell us, we still have to listen to the data and so i have five copy ts of this poll and you happy to share with it anyone who likes it and that is whatvy to say. >> okay. >> next speaker, thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. and superintendent cars, i am with the united educators fp san francisco and for the past couple of years, united educators have talked about how important it is to take care of the whole child and every child can success in school. and the nutrition is very much a part of that. taxing sugary beverages will not prohibit the purchase of sugary beverages and not entering a new prohibition era and finding the ways of discouraging all of us and including young people from drinking the sugary beve
Jan 20, 2014 3:00pm PST
children in san francisco. so in terms of issues, the impact of the tax, i'm still not completely clear about. and in terms of you know, will this prevent people from actually buying, verses the amount of education that i think that we need to be providing to our students, and you know, i have heard, you know, part of the otter and all of the things that we have down doing and nick who has just blown up, so much of the nutrition, and of the sustainability work that we have been doing and working closely with so many folks to help make that happen. but, i am also worried that the language is not fully flushed out and i know that the supervisors are working on that to endorse something that is not fully flushed out. when you know, all kinds of things can still get added to it that we may or may not support is concerning to me. the benefits from the program, and how the dollars will be allocated are unclear to me and i want to make sure that because this is being proposed as a progressive tax that what we are willing to use, and coming in and we have a plan of how it is going to go out bec
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Jan 19, 2014 2:30am EST
place behind countries like chili, estonia. the reason? the report says we're taxed more and regulated to death. michelle, you say president's policies are to blame. >> absolutely! you know, the countries that are beating us are beating us because th implemented policies that america used to have. the policies that made the country great. as soon as obama took office there has been 18,000 new regulations since he has been in office. the cost of regulation from 2009 to now has ben $494 billion. we don't see the economy getting back on track. i mean only 74,000 jobs were added in december. absolutely ridiculous. he is hurting our country. >> wayne, the will be a quiz after the show. the first person to find moricious on the globe wins. it's an island nation in the mediterranean -- i indian sea i guess it is. how can we behind them, chile and estonia? >> it's easy if you have a guy in the white house that doesn't believe in freedom. it's a fascist economy that he thinks the government shou be the partner of nerve business today. you know what is really interesting, eric, the bottom three
Jan 21, 2014 1:30pm PST
confirming the onions and sale of the agency development to the city and county 2014 series a tax leakage bonds in an amount not to exceed $17 million and final official statements and the continuing disclosure certify and other documents and the resolution of a 42014. ma'am, director >> madam chair and ma'am, director i need to disclose i need to recuse myself because of the underwriters is a writer so i'm reoccurring myself and i'm leaving the room before the matter is entertained. >> very much chair i say it's done arrest thank you, madam chair. good afternoon to members of the public thank you for joining us. commissioners as you recall you took a series of actions in november related to infrastructure and bonds for mission bay south this is the next step in implementing those actions now the they have been approved. we're here to consummated the sale of the bonds. with that i'd like to ask my colleague to present this item >> thank you chair johnson. i'll the director of finance. as our executive director said those bonds were approved on november 5th and accident board of supervi
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Jan 15, 2014 8:00pm EST
of minorities is growing, someone has to explain how we could pay over $121 billion in gas taxes, road tolls and fees every year, presumably to fix our roads and brings and we need more money to fix our roads and brings. where the hell is it going? only way to solve this get an inspector general of all general funding. not just policing a rescue fund meant for banks that mored into bailing out more than banks but a fund for everyone. and inspection fund for all bailouts, all rescues all spending all funding all areas, i know what you are thinking, neil is going at it with same old waste, fraud and abuse thing. i am. but i don't think that washington has ever been serious about it. whether it is democrats looking the other way involving billions of dollars in social programs or republican with billion in defensive pripration, they have their pet projects, and their costs and causes, they dump their bill on us, i say we dump this on them, we're saying, show us line by line, what are we paying for? not broad terms in specific terms, every item, every project, a full accounting and then, if you
Jan 14, 2014 7:00pm EST
tax relief for corporations to get the marginal rate lowered, close some loopholes. he could talk about wanting to deal with the long-term unemployed, give business a tax credit to hire folks who have been unemployed a year or longer. there are folks who are talking about these ideas who are moderates but he's not interested. >> we don't know what his state of the union is going to have, okay? >> yes, we do. >> well, i think we sort of do, actually. you're right. the reason why i'm saying tongue in cheek, okay, i say it in a nice way, not a snarky way, but the democratic party does look like it's marching to the left again, and the bill de blasio mayor in new york and the senator elizabeth warren presidential, you know, rumors that come around, and the president himself today making it very clear again, we're not leaving anybody behind and everybody's getting a fair shot. he didn't say we're going to grow the economy 4%. he didn't say i'd like to have 300,000 jobs a month instead of 180,000. as ben said, he didn't talk about real tax reform. i want to abolish the corporate tax, ge
Jan 15, 2014 8:00am EST
same tax obligations that barry ritholz is talking about? >> government intervention labor markets is by definition disruptive. it is not a free market. it messes things up. on the other hand, there are more studies saying it will hurt jobs and studies saying it will help the economy by giving money to people to spend. i will not enter the debate on who is right on each side, but i know you cannot totally disrupt with two rapid of an increase. >> does that mean you want to get rid of the minimum wage altogether? >> no, i am for a minimum wage, increasing it. "the new york times" has an editorial page saying we have to 8 theyre, and on page a have the story about queen's casino that had a cafeteria with 180 employees, and they doubled the wages. in.arbitrator came they were making five dollars in chips, and they raise the two $12. what happened to the cafeteria? gone.180 workers are they had to close down. >> it was not economically efficient. >> at the end of the day -- -- f they take it up slowly >> it did take it up slowly. >> no, they did not. you cannot adjust when you go from
Jan 20, 2014 7:00am EST
the guy next door whose taxes are behind, the guy four blocks down who they cut their water bill off, gas off, electric off. they know. we don't have all of this privacy. have not had it for many years. as long as the government continues, and the republican party are the ones -- they want everything to be privatized and when something happens they are the first open arms. this -- iewer tweets we heard from congressman -- congressman mike rogers on "meet the press" saying they had clues to suggest there is a tie between the russian secret services and edward snowden. also, the lawmakers on the sunday shows talked about security in russia during the olympic games. just days away. front page of "usa today" -- host: and "the wall street journal" has a follow-up story on their website this morning saying that the u.s. is going to send relatively few security -- to sochi, ais smaller footprint, despite warnings of a possible terrorist attacks. the united states not sending as many security officials. the mackall, chairman of house homeland security committee, republican of texas said on abc wi
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to do for not only the sugary tax but also for the peace and the children's fund and because those will be the two things that they will attack in addition to the sugary tax, and so i would, i would ask, that you consider putting this on in june or in november of 2015. when we can do a lot bigger focus and a lot more support around it in order to make this make peace and children's fund come through 100 percent as well as the sugary tax, 100 percent. thank you. >> student delegates? cooper? >> thank you. >> so, i would first like to thank everyone who came out to speak. or more specifically to support this resolution tonight. and again, i just want to make it really clear that i don't want to try to refute any of the evidence that has been presented and i do recognize that the issues of the diabetes and obesity are very significant, and do need to be addressed, but, tonight, i will be representing a decenting vote by the student advisory council at the last meeting in anticipation of this important resolution, and while the significant, and while this so-called, soda epidemic is un
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